Deaf Artist Creates Sound Installations That Everyone Can Hear
Christine Sun Kim explores the qualities of sounds she is not able to discern in order to make them more inclusive.
As part of our Creative Technology series with iQ by Intel, PSFK is interviewing unique artists to gain insights about how they use technology to enhance creativity and push the boundaries of their art.
Christine Sun Kim is a visual and performance artist who is trying to ‘unlearn’ sound etiquette. As a deaf person, Christine has mostly experienced sound only through the reactions of others, who have exercised a form of control over it as hearing people who can dictate what constitutes acceptable uses of sound. Her art explores technological ways of experiencing sound that do not involve other people, thereby freeing her of any societal constraints, which allows her creative installations to push boundaries and gets people to experience sound in new ways.